Wonderful Samson is resident in Blantyre, Malawi, where he is a student of journalism at the Malawi Institute of Journalism. His short story, “Through The Leins,” recently reached the shortlist of the Annual MAWU/FMB Short Story competition.
Wumi Raji is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Yaw Panfo is a poet and blogger at African Poetry and Stories for your Soul. He will be graduating this year from the Economics and Information Studies programme at the University of Ghana. He is interested in writing and believes that poetry can trigger development and education, a journey of rediscovering the self. He is currently working to publish his first collection of poems.
Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare writes for Tribune newspapers.
Yokoniya Chilanga is a Malawi writer and a Master of Arts in Philosophy student at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi. He contributes feature articles to one of Malawi’s daily newspapers, The Daily Times.
Yusuf M Adamu PhD, a medical Geographer by training is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. He is a bilingual writer who writes in Hausa and English languages. He has to his credit three Hausa novels namely Idan So Cuta Ne (1989) Ummul-Khairi (1995) and Maza Gumbar Dutse (2007). He has also published Litters – 2000 (Poetry), Pregnant Skies: anthology of 50 Nigerian Poets (2003), and Landscapes of Reality – 2007 (Poetry). Apart from these, he writes for children and his books include Butterfly and other poems (1995), My first book of rhymes (1998) and Animals in the Neighbourhood (2007). He has been published in many anthologies in Nigeria, Germany, Norway, USA, and Iceland. His works have appeared on many websites. He runs a number of blogs including African Public Poet, Tagar Duniya and Marubutan Hausa.
Zino Asalor studied Computer Science at the University of Benin and has gone on to become a Network Engineer as well as an Entrepreneur. No matter where he runs, the shadow of words, both written and spoken, is never far. He is currently working on his first collection of poetry, The Diary That Became Man and other poems. Also in view is his novel, Tell Me Something.